Autumn Bellini
Prosecco marries with richly spiced mulled cider and a splash of fig vodka in this fall drink. Anna Stockwell
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Prosecco marries with richly spiced mulled cider and a splash of fig vodka in this seasonal take on the classic Bellini served at New York’s Caffe Storico.

Autumn Bellini (Bellini Stagionale) Autumn Bellini (Bellini Stagionale)
Prosecco marries with richly spiced mulled cider and a splash of fig vodka in this seasonal take on the classic Bellini
Yield: makes 2 Drinks

For the Mulled Cider Syrup (makes 1/2 cup)

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 pods green cardamom
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

For the Bellini

  • 2 12 oz. mulled cider syrup
  • 1 oz. Figenza (Mediterranean fig vodka)
  • 12 oz. chilled prosecco

Instructions

  1. Make the cider syrup: Bring apple cider to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until cider is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add spices and remove from heat, allow to cool, and strain. Chill.
  2. For the cocktail: Combine syrup and vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into two champagne glasses; top with prosecco.

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